Yury Abramovich, Ukrainian-born Russian test pilot, Died at 81


Yury Garrievich Abramovich was born on September 5, 1935, in Kharkiv, Ukrainian and died on February 28, 2017, in Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

He was a test pilot of the Moscow Aviation Industrial Association (MAIA).

During 1959, hee graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute.

He worked as a test pilot at aviation enterprise “Znamya Truda” (now named MAIA) in Lukhovitsy town in Moscow Oblast, from 1965 to 1995.

Abramovich tested several supersonic fighter aircraft Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, Mikoyan MiG-29 and their modifications, and participated in testing the Ilyushin Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft.

He was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation March 1, 1996 “for courage and heroism shown during the testing of new aviation technology”.

Abramovich lived in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow District, and works as deputy head of the aviation testing complex of MAIA for flight work.

Abramovich was an ethnic Jew.

Yury Abramovich passed away at 81 years old.